December 3, 2010 -- University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown President Dr. Jem Spectar is being recognized by the South Asia Literary Association (SALA) as a recipient of the organization's Certificate of Honor. He will be formally recognized at SALA's 11th annual conference in January.
In announcing President Spectar's selection for the honor, SALA President Pradyumma S. Chauhan remarked, "But for your able guidance, it would not have been possible for the journal to grow into a forum of first-rate critical exchange, useful to students and scholars working in the field of South Asian studies." Dr. K. D. Verma, editor of the South Asian Review and Pitt-Johnstown professor of English, added, "Dr. Spectar is being recognized for his vision of multiculturalism and diversity in higher education and for his support of the South Asian Review."
The South Asian Review, a scholarly journal with readership throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Israel, Australia, and countries of South Asia, has been housed at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown since 2001. It is published three times annually, providing a forum for the examination of South Asian languages and literature in a broad cultural context. Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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